Ryan’s Miracle Watch 9/30/19

It’s not my typical nature to shame or make fun of someone in public, unless in jest, and certainly not from a posture of malice of any kind, but in this instance, I simply cannot hold back my total befuddlement at the expense of this person whose IQ is clearly not on par with that of a daffodil. I apologize if this is one of your relatives.

As many of you may have heard, a tornado touched down somewhere near Davis, California yesterday. Well, in the picture here depicting a tornado approaching, the lady in the lower right-hand corner is seen holding onto a corner of the tent, as if her effort will prevent it from flying away. Really?? Does she really think she’ll be able to keep that tent grounded while the tornado swirls around at100-miles per hour plus? My guess is she’s a soccer mom, whose natural instincts have kicked in. You can’t see it, but she’s holding a caramel latte from Starbuck’s between her knees…

Y’all can relate to what I’m talking about. I know you do. You’ve seen this type of behavior before somewhere. It may be difficult, but we’re supposed to pray for people like this. I’m not sure I’m in any kind of state to pray now, so I’m counting on all of you to pick up the slack for me. I’ll join in after I’ve finished vomiting dry heaves from laughing so hard…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 9/29/19

Went in to visit Ryan just now, before hitting the hay for the night. He was very much awake and aware of his surroundings, and my presence. It’s always great to see him like this. His eyes are so beautiful…if you’ll allow me to say that about my boy without labeling it as strange. Eh, I’d say it anyway. His eyes are full of light, which I know comes from God within…

Matthew 6:22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light.

You can know a lot about people just by looking at their eyes. And, it’s amazing how you can see God in someone. I know y’all know people like that…

Let God’s light shine through yours…

For now, I’m going to be a bit selfish and close my eyes for the next 5-6 hours. No light is getting in or out of these peepers. Praise God for eyelids!

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 9/29/19

As you know, we’ve spent many a day (way too many) in the hospital as a result of Ryan’s injury. I’m happy to say today was not one of them. As a result of having spent so many days in the hospital, however, I’ve learned too many things I wish I didn’t have to, such as the following medical words and their meanings:

Study up y’all! There will be a test on these tomorrow…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 9/27/19

TRUTH   noun:   a fact that has been verified

1 Corinthians 13:4-6   Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

John 14:6   Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 8:32   Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

TRUTH!

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 9/25/19

Twas a hot one today; hot for here anyway…about 97, give or take. Looks like it may be the last hot day for a while, however, as tomorrow’s forecast is a mere 80. The days to follow drop even further into the high 60’s to low 70’s. Ahh! Thank God for fall!!

Was watering Janine’s plants while she’s away (had to say that out loud), and for my thoughtful efforts got stung by a bee. I got my revenge, though. Let’s just say the bee now has X’s for its eyes. My McGuyver-like thinking kicked in, and I applied Tecnu (commonly used for poison oak) to the sting spot to draw out any poison which may have been injected. Worked like a charm too! No swelling, stinging or irritability whatsoever. Tecnu can also be used as a skunk repellent, pothole filler, charcoal starter and substitute for toothpaste. Not really, but it is amazing stuff. That’s my Tecnu plug for the day…

Ryan had another fantastic day…fantastic for him, anyway. Here’s to praying God will heal him tonight, so tomorrow he can share with the world all of the things he and God were talking about while he rested…

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 9/24/19

Another day in the rear view mirror…another day closer to Christmas! Yay!! That’s right! Christmas is just around the corner. Can you believe it? I can’t. Time is moving at warp speed…

Ryan had an excellent day today. He slept for a good part of my shift, but when he awoke, he was so chillaxed. It’s difficult to describe how peaceful it is in the room when he’s like that. And, when I went in just now to say goodnight to him, I was told he was the same throughout the rest of the day. Ryan’s been chill since he was born, and it’s really cool (in the very best sense of the word. In fact, the definition of cool in the dictionary is Ryan. I copied the following from Webster’s:

COOL   noun: Ryan

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 9/23/19

Ya gotta love a good blonde joke every now and then…or insert the hair color of your choice…

After becoming very frustrated with the attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the young blonde declared, ‘Well, then, maybe I’ll just go out and catch my own alligator and get a pair of alligator shoes for free!’

The shopkeeper replied with a sly smile, ‘Well, little lady, why don’t you go give it a try?’

The blonde headed off to the swamp, determined to catch an alligator. Later in the day, the shopkeeper was driving home and spotted the young woman standing waist-deep in the murky water, shotgun in hand.

He saw a huge 9-foot gator swimming rapidly toward her. With lightning reflexes, the blond took aim, shot the creature and hauled it up onto the slippery bank.

Nearby were 7 more dead gators all lying belly up. The shopkeeper watched in amazement as the blond struggled with the gator. Then, rolling her eyes, she screamed in frustration…

”CRAP!! THIS ONE’S BAREFOOT TOO!!!”

Ryan smiled at this one…

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 9/22/19

Janine left town on business (at least I think it’s business…maybe monkey?) for the week, so once again Ryan and I have been left to fend/forage for ourselves. Fortunately, I know how to cook, and we’ll be eating like kings for the next several days. Tonight’s main course…

Will someone please give me a call if I miss a post? Better yet, call 911, and send the cavalry…then try calling me…

 

Ryan’s Miracle Watch 9/21/19

Did you know:

The wingspan of a giant albatross can reach up to 12 feet?

The common swift is able to fly continuously for 10 months, without touching down for even a second?

Ostriches have the largest eyes of any land animal?

Owls devour their prey whole?

Budgies catch each other’s yawns?

You’re now smarter than you were a moment ago. Or dumber…

Ryan enjoys learning new things…or not…